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Dec 6, 2012 3:00am PST
day. yes, here in our nation's capital. not a lot of progress on the fiscal cliff. in colorado and washington state, pot is now officially legal. in washington state. so is marriage equality. and lots of trouble for the new president of egypt joe cirincione will be along to let us know what we can expect over there. with the muslim brotherhood not happy with their former colleague, president morsi. so we've got waterfront covered this morning and not only that, we will take your calls and give you a chance to sound off on what all of the issues mean to you and your family. 1-866-55-press. our toll free number. also you can follow us on twitter and we invite you to at bpshow on facebook. facebook.com/billpressshow. join the chat room. to have a continuing conversation about all of the issues of the day with your fellow listeners and viewers around the country. you go to current.com and click on the chat room and are you in to -- join the conversation about all of the issues that we're talking about on the air. good to see you today. we're here with team press as always. peter ogborn and dan henning. hello, guys. >> hey hey. >> good morning. happy thursday. >> bill: phil backert on the phones with cyprian bowlding,
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Dec 5, 2012 6:00am PST
a fiscal cliff agreement. [ "world news tonight" ] the numbers are largely unchanged from the ones conducted right after the election. that's exactly what the president said. we're in the exit polls. to only 27% would blame obama if the country goes over the cliff. blah blah, blah. to that 64%ers who didn't believe it would have a major effect on the u.s. economy and 60% think that will be negative. who are republicans fighting for? not for a majority of americans. he's fighting for the top 2% who he says are actually small business owners. >> mmm no. >> stephanie: talk points are getting moldy. a $600 million a year hedge fund would qualify as a small business by paul ryan's misleading definition. regardless of the small business description, that still puts them in the 1% which is less than the majority of americans are compressed by the jobs. >> small compared to the planet jupiter. >> stephanie: right. all relative. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: i don't know what this means. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] i don't know what this means chris. two fiscal conservatives booted f
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Dec 7, 2012 6:00am PST
good news as the president continues to negotiate to stop us from going over the fiscal cliff. vice president biden picks up the road show today. he is having lunch with some people but where and exactly with whom has yet to be made public. it has gotten more than a hundred thousand stories from people talking about how the tax incries would affect their families. there is a second round of advertisements today pushing lawmakers to not just make a deal, but to make a deal that protects social benefit programs. >> if the politicians in washington negotiate a bad deal on the bucket and deficit, what do you think will happen to medicare and medicaid benefits. >> it stars two senator and two republican reps. cnn reports the labor unions are spending more than a half of million dollars on this round of spots. we're back with more steph after the break. stay with us. ♪ going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the othe
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Dec 12, 2012 11:00pm PST
what he has tried to do by insisting on a $50 million surplus for infrastructure. fiscal cliff discussions are obviously continuing and the white house has lowered the amount of new revenue it is seeking from $1.6 trillion to $1.4 trillion. i want to have you listen to a sound bite from speaker boehner. >> listen we have been reasonable and responsible in our approach to this and we're going to continue to do that. it's time for the president to do his part. >> jennifer: i don't know if you can hear that. >> i heard it. but very quickly, we got here because of two massive tax cuts two unpaid for wars and financial recklessness on wall street and deregulation. we need to restore those upper income brackets and have an investment program to put people back to work. the fed recognizes this. and as someone in business for me the issue is not whether i'll pay 35 or 39% next year it is whether people will have the incomes to buy the products and services we want to produce in the economy. that's where the focus ought to be. >> jennifer: all right. he is the guy that knows about california and the nation former california state treasurer, and up next i don't know about you, but
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Dec 13, 2012 2:00pm PST
the president in the fiscal cliff talks compared to only 19% who trust speaker boehner and the republicans. obviously the president has got some leverage. and then "the new york times" also found that a disturbing finding, i think, that 85% of john boehner's republicans in the congress who just won re-election with more than 55% of the vote. that, to me, is a problem for the president as well. because they think they have a mandate. each individual one as they come into their office. >> bill: yeah, they're living in a parallel universe. it is like, you know, jay carney today called it fantasy economics. it is also fantasy politics. look, they lost the white house. they lost the senate. they lost eight seats in the house of representatives. the american people are not with them on this issue. here's what i'm afraid is going to happen. they're going to agree. let the 98% go through. they'll put that up for a vote. that will pass the house. they'll let the tax cuts go up on the wealthiest of americans. 2% at the end of the year. then they're going to kick the can down the road and we're going to have armageddon in january over the debt ceiling and entitlements a
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Dec 7, 2012 3:00am PST
. fiscal cliff week for the most part, a lot of other -- that and a lot of other news to talk about today. we have the big job numbers coming up today as well for the month of november. it won't be quiet as critical as the job numbers were. remember that? that was right before the election. but still, it's very important. we'll be on top of that and all of the other issues for you and with you and hearing from you at 866-55-press. >> that's our toll-free number 866-557-7377. follow us on twitter. join us on twitter. more and more people do. at the whitehouse, so many of the reporters were saying how much they love following us on twitter. you should, too, at bp show @bp show @bpshow and facebook/billpressshow. team press here for the fifth day in a row all together. this is a new record action i think. here we are five days. nobody took a day off. peter ogburn and dan henning. >> happy friday. >> and cyprian bowlding wearing god knows what hat this morning. our videographer in chief. >> the washington fuel team he is representing with his hat. >> redskins hat. >> they changed their
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Dec 12, 2012 9:00am PST
going to die on the vine. i predict technical going over of the fiscal cliff. i think the democrats benefit from putting a bill to the floor that's basically -- that will be the obama tax cut. they're going to have to vote against it. the first vote of this new congress, they're going to have to vote against a middle class tax cut. no win for these guys if they don't pass it in the next week. they can't word it between now and then. crafting a bill actually takes some time and some process. >> stephanie: yep. megan in akron ohio. hi welcome. >> caller: hi. i just have a question for you. about the viability of a challenge to this in michigan. what can they do? >> stephanie: megan, i was doing that story earlier that the unions are saying -- this fight is not over. there may be a way you know, to be able to -- i don't know the technical term for it. basically to be able to put it back -- >> negative ballot initiative. some other options. >> stephanie: if they get enough signatures -- >> the history is not on their side. every time they try to do that, it has been -- >> stephanie: look at sb5 in ohio. take heart from that. i want to ask you quickly -- [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] we talked about this earlier. hal sparks, high profile famous person
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Dec 6, 2012 6:00am PST
question of when. the president and boner talking about the fiscal cliff. >> they are talking on the phone. >> stephanie: no he drunk dialed him again. at all hours. >> as long as i'm there, it is open. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: president obama and the boner spoke by phone about the fiscal cliff. they provided no details about the negotiation, you know why, jim? because boner got too drunk and passed out. >> more bar snacks! >> stephanie: senator tom coalburn became the latest to break ranks. eric cantor said republicans want to sit down with the president. we want to talk specifics. but the fact that we can't include any in our plan -- >> we're saving them up. >> stephanie: right. aids are speculating that obama is willing to let america go over the cliff -- >> by the they are not a tax increase, they are cuts that were supposed to expire years ago. >> stephanie: thank you. the size of the problem cannot be solved without taxes going up. >> we can probably solve this in about a week. it's not that tough. but we need the conceptual break through that says we need to do an balanced plan. >> stephanie: someone is going to do that internet thing with hitler -- >> oh, they already have.
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Dec 5, 2012 3:00am PST
nation's capitol the still back and forth on the fiscal cliff. lots to talk about around the country. we will give you a chance to sound off and tell us what it means to you at 866-55-press. >> that's our toll-free number. big news on the media front today, it's been revealed fox news has put out the word we don't karl rove and dick morris to pop up on our air any more at least for a little while. no wonder because during campaign, they got everything wrong. you know, you have to be pretty extreme when your two right-wing even for fox news. karl rove and dick morris sayonara. today's latest current news update. lease a ferguson in our studio in los angeles. hi, lease a. good morning. >> hey, bill. good morning, everyone. let's start out with a couple of updates from the senate. first off, g.o.p. members have rejected a treaty from the united nations that would have banned discrimination against people with disabilities. that vote goes against a very impassioned speech from senator john kerry and against the wishes of former senator bob dole. mr. dole was logging to see this treaty pace so much so that he came to the senate floor where he sat in his wheelchair as members from both parties came up to shake his hand.
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Dec 10, 2012 6:00am PST
any movement in the fiscal cliff clavin? do we know anything about it? >> yeah, i mean it seems to be there's some stuff emerging. everybody is being really quiet about it. i have a little more detail on it in my news brief. there's not a lot publicly emerging but conversation still happening behind closed doors. >> stephanie: are we going up to christmas new year's, whatever it is again? >> they like to draw this out. you know that. they push it to the very possible minute. they'll take advantage of as much time as they have to continue to play this out and see what we come to. i'm confident the president will stick to his guns on these tax hikes. a lot of republicans are coming around to the idea they'll have to go for it. >> stephanie: yeah. >> he's got the leverage. he may as well use it. >> stephanie: i agree. jacki schechner with all of the latest in the current news center. >> good morning, everybody. let's start with news of a former governor and then possibly a future one. not like we didn't see this coming. former florida governor republican charlie crist has now become a democrat. he spent two years as an independent before announcing on twitter friday that he had converted. he signed new vote
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Dec 12, 2012 3:00am PST
fiscal cliff and the importance of having a balance of new revenue and new spending cuts. jay carney with a briefing at 12:30. >> this is "the bill press show." [ music ] >> what do you say in good morning, everybody. fellow americans, it's good to see you today. thank you for joining us, and welcome to the "full-court press" here on current tv. your progressive morning show. the only progressive morning show anywhere on cable television. good to have you with us this morning as we discuss the big issues of the day, and, of course take your calls. always welcome at 866-55-press. and let's look. let's do the countdown. there are 12 shopping days until christmas 19 days until we go over the fiscal cliff but according to the mayan calendar only nine days until the end of the world. so if the mayans are right we don't have to worry about all of the rest of it. what if they are wrong? uh-oh. watch out. we will be up to date and first the latest, the day's current news update from waslisa ferguson as always joining us from our studio in los angeles. hey, lisa >> lisa: good morning. corpora
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Dec 11, 2012 9:00am PST
. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: so we have been calling about the fiscal cliff claifen. the president yesterday. >> obama: i have said i will work with republicans on a plan for economic growth job creation and reducing our deficits and that has some compromise between democrats and republicans. i understand there's a -- you know, people have a lot of different views. i'm willing to compromise a little bit. >> stephanie: yeah. >> i worry about him talking about compromising. >> stephanie: i think he is doing the right thing, though. he is hitting the road like campaign style and taking -- and the polls are showing that it is working. again, just like in the election, the american people largely with him, would largely blame republicans if this happens. he is building his case. he said it will be a hit you can't afford to take. and if anything, jim, the president has toughened his demand in the last few days. i mean it really -- that -- that i really think is true. because we have never seen this breed of republicans before that have taken that hostage. it shouldn't be p
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Dec 13, 2012 3:00am PST
? >> a new poll put out by nbc "wall street journal" on the fiscal cliff how americans want to see this resolved. 65% say -- >> bill: they want a deal. >> congressional leaders should make a compromise and make a deal which includes higher tax rates for wealthier americans and cuts to entitlement programs the people have spoken. make it happen. >> bill: you know what, on the higher tax rates, what gets me is so john boehner and the republican leadership are fighting for the 2%, right and they don't care about the 98%. this poll proves it. >> announcer: this is the "bill press show." every day presents another exciting issue. from financial regulation, iran getting a nuclear bomb, civil war in syria, fraud on wall street, destruction of medicare and medicaid. there are real issues here. having been a governor, i know that trade-offs are tough. things everyday exploding around the world that leave no shortage for exciting conversations. i want our viewer to understand why things have happened. at the end of the show, you know what has happened, why its happened and more importantly, what'
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Dec 7, 2012 2:00am PST
winner bill press opens current's morning news block. >>we'll do our best to carry the flag from 6 to 9 every morning. >>liberal and proud of it. >> eliot: one thing everyone in the so-called fiscal cliff negotiations agree on is the tax cuts should remain in the middle class. because john boehner refuses to bring any proposal to the floor unless his own party sports it, there is yet to be a vote in the house. i had a chance to discuss this ridiculous state of affairs with congressman chris van hollen earlier today. he had an answer for that crazy situation. >> the issue of the fiscal slope, what is the "state of play" right now. how do you assess the two positions? >> well, things remain in the air still. the president supported a very specific plan. you had speaker boehner come forward with something on paper but a lot less than met the eye he was not specific at all the cuts. i guess the good news is in the last 24 hours, they've talked on the telephone the speaker and president. we've got a long way to go. >> eliot: it presumes toward the end there will be some sort of compromi
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Dec 7, 2012 9:00am PST
♪] >> stephanie: nancy pelosi is going to brief us on the fiscal cliff talk at 12:00 eastern. >> it's joke! >> you can't take anything boehner says seriously at all. it's so win-win for the democrats on this. and i would like to see the president go off the cliff and let the republicans try to vote it down. >> stephanie: we posted a great article -- it was the best thing i have read about the l.a. times, where he said let's hold hands and walk down together. it's not that bad. all of the nobel prize winning economists asking george bush not to enact these policies in the first place. >> exactly right. this was used because bill clinton has a surplus. bush said let's give it away to rich people. where is the money? it's gone. we can't have these cuts anymore. >> stephanie: yeah. mitch mcconnell is up for reelection in 2014 rand pall not until 2016. >> yeah because mitch mcconnell would love to see rand paul gone. and they have already said they are going to open up their box of tricks against her. >> stephanie: rand paul is one of those tea party jerks that i can't wait to get rid of.
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Dec 11, 2012 3:00am PST
cliff. good to see you this morning. welcome again to the program. and we welcome your calls at 1-866-55-press. in other big news, the supreme court has decided to hear two cases on marriage equality but why even bother to hold a hearing? hey, there's no doubt about it. under the constitution, it is wrong to discriminate against anybody for any reason. so, of course, gays and lesbians have every right under the constitution to marry each other. there is no doubt about it. we'll talk more about that today and a whole lot of other issues but first, we get the latest. here she is with today's current news update, lisa ferguson standing by in our studios in los angeles. hi lisa, good morning. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. nothing on the president's public schedule today. he just has his usual briefing in the oval office followed by lunch with the vice president. the first lady will be visiting the children's national medical center in d.c. and reading to hundreds of kids there. the department of housing and urban development's annual report is out showing that the number of homeless people has remained the same ove
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Dec 10, 2012 3:00am PST
obama is taking his fiscal cliff campaign back on the road again today. he is headed today redford, michigan where he will tour a diesel plant and speak to middle class workers. he will push his plan to raise encloses above 250 -- to raise taxes above $250,000 a year. president obama met with house speaker boehner for the first time in more than three weeks. the house is still refuseing to pass obama's tax plan much less agree to other policies. josh earnest is not giving any details into yesterday's. some republicans are coming around on improving higher tax rates for the wealthy. bob corker said on fox news sunday, obama does have the upper hand on taxes. oklahoma representative tom cole said on cnn's state of a union if brought to a vote they would pass the house. that goes against speaker boehner's tone who seems to believe obama's plan would not be able to pass both chambers of congress. as far as what americans think of the president right now that is pretty evenly split. the new politico battleground poll just out today has his approval rating at 50%. more than billcat bill
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